The Kinesiology & Nutrition Department trains students to live healthful and physically active lives. Students pursuing ACU degrees in Kinesiology or Nutrition are equipped to enter careers or graduate school in the areas such as athletic training, human performance, wellness, health promotion, physical therapy, occupational therapy, sport and recreation management, dietetics, and nutrition. Develop your passion for kinesiology in CPHP.
- Students in the Kinesiology & Nutrition program participate in significant and often prestigious internships as a part of their preparation for Physical Therapy school, Occupational Therapy School or entrance into the Fitness Industry.
- Nutrition students are given opportunities to engage in a variety of practicum that prepare them for entry into the nutrition profession. Observations in food service, hospital settings and many other venues are provided. Students in the NDPD concentration may apply for dietetic internships their last semester and may enter those positions post-graduation.
- An internship experience is required by our KINE degree. The major and the advisor will work together to select a site which will best fit that student’s needs. Nutrition students may apply for dietetic internships across the nation during their last semester at ACU, and upon completion, may take the Registered Dietitian exam.
- The Kinesiology & Nutrition Department offers many scholarships for majors every year. They are provided in honor of people who have been particularly influential in this department over the past several decades. Scholarships are offered to students of different classifications and are awarded based on different criteria for each.
- Biological Sciences: 14 hrs (BIOL 355)
- General Chemistry: 8 hrs (CHEM 131/133, CHEM 132/134)
- Organic Chemistry: 8 hrs (CHEM 223/221, CHEM 324/322)
- Biochemistry: 3 hrs (CHEM 453)
- Physics: 8 hrs (PHYS 110/111, PHYS 112/113)
- Statistics: 3 hrs ( BIOL 483 – recommended, MATH 123 or 377)
- English: 6 hrs
The academic program is enhanced by access to facilities in the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center, where the department is housed. These facilities serve as both a laboratory for majors and a recreation/fitness facility for the entire campus. There are two classrooms in the Center in addition to five classrooms in the Gibson Health and Physical Education Center. The Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) is a resource for our majors to learn to analyze body composition, cardiovascular function, blood chemistry, respiratory function, muscular strength, and flexibility. These analyses are also available for faculty, staff, and students who wish to assess their personal health by using state-of-the-art technology, such as the BodPod and the new Parvo metabolic measurement system. Computer assisted nutritional analysis, stress profiles, and personal evaluations are available in the HPL. The Nutrition program has a food science laboratory in the Sherrod Building.